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Civics Walk - A Capital Idea! (easy)

  • Jun 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Washington is walkable, beautiful, historical, political, instructive, and just plain interesting. We’ll take advantage of all these traits to learn a bit about what makes this country tick—its governance and political traditions. (There will be no quiz at the end.) The walking route of about 5 miles (easy or 1 blister) is designed to pass by some important buildings and landmarks of all three branches of the Federal government, including the White House, the National Archives, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian museums, and several agencies. Ms Llewelyn Engel will be our guide.

We’ll meet outside the Jefferson Drive entrance of the Freer Gallery at 10 am, near the S. Dillon Ripley Center entrance, and across the street from the Mall entrance of the Smithsonian Metro station. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water and bag lunch, or buy. Check here for updates or more details a few days before the hike.

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  • Mike

    I know there were Metro delays, so sorry if you didn't make it on time. We had a rainy first half and a surprisingly sunny second half. Special thanks to Llewelyn for her tour guiding. For all the pix, see https://picasaweb.google.com/113258319599232463581/CivicsHike02#slideshow.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Text me at[masked], we'd really like to catch up

    June 30, 2013

  • Allen

    Where/How can I catch up to y'all?

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you catch up? We're trying to do the same. Probably a lost cause at this point?

      June 30, 2013

  • richalina

    Had to change gears today with the little one, hoping to catch up on the next run... Have fun guys

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey it looks like we're running late with this crazy red line construction. My cell number is[masked], can somebody text me so I can catch up when we get there please?

    June 30, 2013

  • Allen

    Running late!

    Just left PG Plaza.

    June 30, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    I will not be able to make this one but will try for the next!

    June 29, 2013

  • Karen

    I'm up for the Folklife Festival after the walk. See everyone tomorrow!

    June 29, 2013

  • richalina

    I will be bringing my 7 year old ... I am directionally challenged, can u give me a full address for where we will be meeting

    June 25, 2013

    • Mike

      1100 Jefferson Dr SW

      June 29, 2013

  • Tim J. G.

    Is it easy to find a parking spot close to the meeting place?

    June 29, 2013

    • Mike

      It's very easy to find a parking spot. A spot without a car on it is harder.

      June 29, 2013

  • richalina

    Are children welcome

    June 23, 2013

    • Mike

      They are very welcome, if they can walk the distance. The main concern is that we'll be crossing many streets, so guardians need to keep them close.

      June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Magnificent! I shoulda thought of this group 50 years ago!

    June 12, 2013

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